President’s Message

If you are like me, you have had about enough of Oklahoma winter and cold weather. Luckily, it doesn’t last terribly long here. Soon, we will be seeing the small changes that let us know spring is around the corner.

With spring comes new babies on the farm. It becomes greener and early flowers start to show up in places. But most importantly, spring brings us more sunlight, longer days and hope.

Hope is essential to everyone and, especially, to organizations. We hope for improvements in membership. We hope to have the best speakers present at our meetings. We hope that MOAA will flourish and continue to support our Veterans and their families.

However, as you know, just hoping isn’t enough. These things all take hard work, attention and member follow through. Let’s turn our best hopes into action. Get involved and make a difference. Looking forward to a great 2024.
Floyd Branson, President Cimarron Chapter MOAA

Cimarron Chapter to Hold First 2024 Meeting

The next meeting date for the chapter is February 27, at Smokin Joes Stilly BBQ. MOAA members and guests are encouraged to arrive no later than 5:45 pm to meet and then sit down to dinner at around 6:00 pm

Below, is the featured speaker at the meeting, Lt. Col. Michael Cheatham (left), the new Air Force ROTC commander at OSU, shown with MOAA Oklahoma State Council President Dennis Clippinger, retired Army Reserve lieutenant colonel.

If you have not payed your dues, please due so (pun intended) by $30 check, made out to “Cimarron Chapter MOAA”, and bring your check in person and present it to Richard at the next meeting. If you wish to join The National MOAA, please access their website at ( for information concerning membership. No need to RSVP, hope to see you there!

Oklahoma City Dodgers Host Military/Veterans Appreciation Suite

The Dodgers are looking for 16 to 20 deserving military and or veteran families to watch games from the Military/Veterans Appreciation Suite. Tickets, food and non-alcoholic drinks are included.

For more information or to request tickets, contact the Department of Oklahoma Veterans at

Veteran, Write Your Story

As a military veteran, you can provide a service to your family, community, and country by completing this questionnaire developed for high school students to interview their veteran family members. You have probably thought your family, for example, would not be at all interested in your military service; but, you probably would be surprised how well they could receive this questionnaire from you, completed with a little thought. With fewer members of our society having served in the military, it can safely be said that today little is understood of the real nature of military service. Hollywood is a poor substitute for the recollections of real veterans. The questionnaire makes it easy to respond with answers that provide meaningful insight into what it means to be a veteran. Download, and complete it today for your children and grandchildren (it is in rich text format and you can type directly into the document). If you are the spouse of a veteran, encourage him or her to do this special thing for their descendants for Veterans Day. It could be passed along for generations to come.